Teaching career began in Glasgow after graduation at University of Newcastle.  After eight years in primary schools moved to Ascension Island School, South Atlantic Ocean, for two exciting years.  Next move was to the British Embassy School in Athens, Greece.  Five happy years later saw an appointment as Head of Maths, middle school, to the Continental School, Jeddah, Sauid Arabia, a most interesting post and place.  Returning to UK became Deputy Head of a small primary school in Essex.  During this time studied for a Dip.Ed at the University of London, Education Department.  

Several year later, was invited to head a new school in Doha, Qatar, a challenging and memorable experience.  Next move was to Whitley Bay in the north east of England as Deputy Head/Head of Maths of a Middle School.  In five years, studied for a masters degree at the University of Newcastle, achieving an M.Ed in Educational Management. 

Drawn again to working and living overseas was appointed as Primary School Principal at the International School of Lausanne, Switzerland.  During this time was involved as a Visiting Team Member for the CIS/NEASCin the  accreditation process.  For several years was a member of the SGIS Committee. 

Retirement beckoned after fifteen happy and fulfilling years in 2013.  Still maintain connections with ISL, SGIS and Switzerland.

Upcoming events

  • EAL Jobalike

    This year's SGIS EAL Job Alike meeting will take place on Friday, 1st February 2019 at the International School Rheintal.

  • Science Job Alike Opportunity

    IS Berne is hosting an MYP Science Job Alike with host speaker, Malcolm Nicholson, former Head of IBMYP on February 7, 2019. This will start at 9am and finish at 3pm.The focus will be on assessment design and pedagogical approaches. With Malcolm is leading...

  • SGIS MFL Workshop

    MFL CI / TRPS WorkshopLiam Printer Comprehensive Input and Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling Suval Montreux | Date - TBC More...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2019

« Can we walk the talk? »

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 1st AND 2nd 2019

at International School of Basel, Switzerland

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